Prospective Book Authors

General submissions:

At this time we are limiting submissions to our existing book series and contests.

The Missouri Author Series

The Missouri Author Series is a book series dedicated to authors residing in Missouri or writing about Missouri in the genres of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. It does NOT accept manuscript submissions or proposals, but if you wish to nominate an author or self-nominate, contact editors Lanette Cadle,, or Michael Czyzniejewski,, and give a brief CV/publication history for the writer with an abstract for the work being nominated. Original work only–no previously published or self-published books. Authors associated with Moon City Press are not eligible.

For contest book submissions:

We seek full-length manuscript submissions through our fiction and poetry contests. The  Moon City Short Fiction Award opens each year in time for AWP and ends October 1. Submissions for our Moon City Poetry Award open in January  and end in May. Please click on the links for more information about these competitions.

Note: Moon City Review, our literary annual, accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, graphic narrative, translations, and book reviewsFor more detailed information on the journal, check the tab on this site or go to